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    Feds seize computers after searching state rep’s home, office

    by  • March 14, 2014 • News

    Federal police reportedly seized Rep. Keith Farnham’s Stratton Building office computers yesterday and reportedly seized computers from his home and his district office as well, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorneys office in Chicago said. Spokesman Randall Samborn said a search warrant was executed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations officials...

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    Obit: Raymond “Blackie” Burns

    by  • March 14, 2014 • Obituaries

    SANDOVAL — Raymond “Blackie” L. Burns, 75, of Sandoval, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia. He was born the son of John Edward Sr. and Freda Mae (Porter) Burns on February 13, 1939 in Sandoval. He married Alice M. Deadmond on August 18, 1993 in Kankakee. She preceded...

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    View Marion County ballots before hitting the voting booth

    by  • March 12, 2014 • News

    The 2014 Illinois primary election is upon us, with people heading to the polls Tuesday to select Party nominees for the general election in November. Early voting continues through Saturday at county clerks’ offices across Illinois. According to Marion County Clerk Steve Fox, a few hundred Marion County voters have already cast their ballots...

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    Clinton County assists in high risk pot bust

    by  • March 12, 2014 • News

    Clinton County Sheriff’s deputies assisted Wood River police and the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System, or ILEAS, Tuesday in executing a high risk search at the location of a large cannabis growing operation. Officers removed more than 30 cannabis plants from a home in the 900 block of East Acton Avenue in Wood River,...

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